Maine’s Department of Labor has just issued an update to the Employment Security notice, which has a revision date of 3/2019. The notice provides information for full- and part-time workers related to filing for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.
Employment Security Update
New Info for Aliens
No, we’re not talking about extraterrestrial beings! The “Aliens” section of the notice has new information for workers who are not U.S. citizens.
The agency that checks the Social Security and/or Alien Permit numbers of alien workers has changed. This process is now handled by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. On the previous Employment Security notice, the agency was listed as the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
While at first glance the change may seem minor, our contact at the Maine Department of Labor informed us that the updated notice must be posted in the workplace.
Future Changes for Maine?
As of this writing, there are no additional posting changes for the State of Maine. However, because labor laws can change at any time, our Research Department will continue to monitor the state’s posters and new legislation.
For example, we’ve been tracking a paid sick leave bill that is currently under consideration in the Maine Legislature—”An Act to Support Healthy Workplaces and Healthy Families by Providing Earned Paid Sick Leave to Certain Employees”—whew, that’s a mouthful.
We will continue to check for updates related to the Act, and if the bill is signed into law, we’ll be on the look-out for a new workplace notice.
Compliance Made Easy!
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan, so that you will automatically receive the updated Maine poster as soon as it is ready. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance.